Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin composed of a group of compounds. The eight primary compounds that make up the vitamin E family break down into two groups, tocopherols and tocotrienols. This vitamin E family of nutrients (alpha, beta, delta and gamma tocopherols and tocotrienols) are an important group of antioxidants and a factor in the maintenance of good health.
Consumers of vitamin E products most often raise questions as to price and quality. The raw materials used in vitamin E products vary greatly in their degree of processing and ingredients used in the processing.
The resulting vitamin E substance correspondingly will vary in its concentration level and the presence of other E tocopherols.
There is a definite difference between and synthetic forms of the alpha tocopherol. (Analysis shows the synthetic to be levo-rotary or a “left-handed” molecule while the natural is dextro-rotary or “right-handed”.) The is described as d-alpha tocopherol while the synthetic is dl-alpha tocopherol. This is extremely important, since the human body is as much as 5 times more efficient in utilising the d-alpha tocopherol.
Therefore always check that the label on your vitamin E has d-alpha tocopherol.
The antioxidant properties of vitamin E supports heart, brain and prostate health and promotes lung, colon and immune function.
- Delivers all 8 forms of vitamin E for broad spectrum protection, 4 tocopherols and 4 tocotrienols
- Whole food, soya bean oil based.
- Provides natural vitamin E.